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  • Collection: Varia celestinesca

Relief with a procuress on a baptismal font in Palencia (12th century)
Sculpted on the baptismal font of the Romanesque church of San Salvador, in Rebanal de las Llantas, Palencia, there is a couple copulating and an old woman behind the young woman, as well as another man. The other side of the font shows a scene of…

Scene of lovers in a garden, by Master E. S. (1460 c.)
Illustration with themes from La Celestina, made in Germany by a painter known only by his/her initials as Master E.S. Gallant scene in a garden with a falcon. The scene recalls the first scene from La Celestina. InCelestinesca, 1987, Vol. 11, Num.…

casa celestina.jpg
The plaque commemorates Fadrique de Basilea's workshop, and the place where the first edition of La Celestina was printed.The plaque reads: "En esta Casa estuvieron los Talleres de Fadrique de Basileay Juan de Burgos, impresores. 1483-1489. De aquí…

Eclogue of Plácida and Vitoriano, by Juan del Encina (1518.c)
Same illustration used for the argument opening Fadrique de Basilea's Burgos 1499 edition of the Comedia de Calisto y Melibea.

Other title: Egloga nueuame[n]te trobada por juan d[e]l enzina : En la qual se introduzen dos enamorados llamada ella…

This image is a leaf from a romance of 8 pages in the National Library of Spain of a : illustration comes from act XIV of the Burgos 1499…

Portada de la Tercera Celestina, de  Gómez de Toledo, 1539
Cover page in which the execution of Celestina is depicted

Illustration from Tragedia Policiana, by Sebastián Fernández and anonymous illustrator, 1547
Courtship scene that closely recalls some of the covers and illustrations of the first page of contemporary editions of Celestina. Policiano playing the guitar or lute is the main departure from the model.

Engraving of a procuress from Auto da Barca do Inferno, by Gil Vicente (1586)
Engraving from the Complete workds of Gild Vicente, 1586. The character on the right is the procuress Brizida Vaz, which is inspired in Celestina. The othe two character may be the simpleton or fool Joane and one of the four knights in the story. The…

Romance del conde Claros, by Varesio (1593, c.)
Original title: Romance del Conde Claros de Moltauan : con vn villancico pastoril al cabo, muy gracioso ("Romance of Count Claros from Montalban: with a pastoral carol at the end, very funny").

Same engraving as the one Fadrique de Basilea used in…

Illustration of a procuress from the book Women's Dialogue (Diálogo de las mujeres), by Castillejo (1600)
Generic image of a woman. Note that she does not have her hair covered nor any identifiable accessory typical of a procuress. She has something unidentifiable on her waste.Transcription of the passage of the procuresses, fromCervantes…

Blanket or bedspread with scene from La Celestina (1615)
Blanket of Portuguese origin with scenes from the play and the names of Calisto and Melibea. It is kept at the Victoria and Albert Museum of London.

The procuress whipped, with a crest on her head, by Mitelli (c. 1696)
Engraving depicting a procuress on a donkey, whipped while wearing a crest. An inscription in Italian reads: The procuress whipped while wearing a crest on her head, Bologna, June 1696.

Plate painted with gallant scene and procuress, anonymous (c. 1700)
A plate with a scene of a suitor and a young woman; a procuress facilitating the negotiation behind.

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Cover of A high ranking casino ("Un casino de alto rango"), by Torrenueva, The exquisite novel ("La novela exquisita") (erotic novel), Madrid 20s, No. 80. Illustrations by Pan.

Two women are represented on the cover. One of them (the youngest) is…

The Procuress, by Rosso (1885)
Original Italian title La ruffiana. Bronze statue, 33 cm.

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"The academic culture of the Spanish 19th century introduced the concept of decency in the representation of the female nude. During the Restoration, the images of women who, due to economic necessity, were forced to pose naked for the artists…

Liqueur advertisement (1898)
Advertisement of the liqueur made by the French order of the Celestine monks, no connection with La Celestina in spite of the name and the image.

Black Spain, by Regoyos (1899)
Old woman by a fire with a bellow.Noice the similarity to 1929,La chiquita piconera de Romero de Torres

Matchmaker, by Bordalo Pinheiro (1900, c.)
Original title: Alcoviteira ("Matchmaker").

Modern plastic figure based on artist and designer Bordalo Pinheiro's drawings. It is based on the tradition of Gil Vicente's play Auto das barcas do inferno (16th century),
in which a matchmaker called…

Tin bas-relief of a Celestina type scene, by anonymous (1900, c.)
Bas reliefi in tin of a plate to hang. It represents a scene of lovers in a garden and an older woman looking upon them from a window. It may be part of the Celestina tradition, but this exact distribution of the characters is not traditional.

Illustration of Celestina in the comedy Eufemia, by Lope de Rueda, in the magazine Blanco y Negro (1906)
Illustration by the magazine Blanco y Negro in an article signed by Azorín that references a celestina from the comedyEufemia, by Lope de Rueda, that connects with the traditional Celestina only because of sorcery. The image resembles…

News referring to the painting La Celestina by Fernando Alberti, in Blanco y Negro (1908)
A press release that mentions a work titled:La Celestina, by Alberti. The image is not shown in this work. We have not been able to find the painting, nor the subsequent news about its destination.

Procuress publicly punished, magazine Fray Verdades (1909)
A procuress being publicly displayed and punished. A daughter of Celestina is watching the event

Celestina and martyr, cover illustration, 1912.
Illustration of a young woman assaulted by a man, cover of Coloma, Jesús R.'s novel, in the series Los contemporáneos.

Procuring (Proxenetismo), by Meid (1914)
Instead of a female procuress, the artist Hans Meid shows a procurer offering her protegée to another man.

The Matchmaker II, by Barlach (1920, c.)
Original title: Die Kupplerin (I, II) ("The Matchmaker I and II")

Matchmaker showing her pupil and rejoicing

Portada de una edición francés de La Celestina, de de Rojas (1922)
A French edition, published in 1922 by Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française. Translated by A. Germond de Lavigne (XX century) and illustrated by Démétrius Emmanuel Galanis (1882-1966).

The Black Lady (La dama negra), cover of the La novela de hoy edition (1925)
La novela de hoy is a series of popular novels from the 1920s and 1930s that are characterized by noteworthy covers that sometimes have an erotic theme.
In this case, although it is a work of horror, the lady's representation corresponds to that of…

An anti-venereal campaign poster, The Dangerous Proposal (La oferta peligrosa) (1927)
The Dangerous Proposal (1927), by Manchón, winning lithographic poster of the Comité Ejecutivo Anti-venéreo contest. Note the clothing and the death situation behind the maja in the style of the matchmaker next to the maja in Goya's paintings.

Lady Milagros (Doña Milagros), cover of La novela de hoy (1925 c.)
La novela de hoy is a series of popular novels from the 1920s and 1930s that are characterized by noteworthy covers that sometimes have an erotic theme.
In this case it consists of the opposite representation of a procuress since she is an old woman…

The Horror (Lo horrible), cover of the Novela de hoy edition (1927)
La novela de hoy is a series of popular novels from the 1920s and 1930s that are characterized by noteworthy covers that sometimes have an erotic theme. See related image for more details.

Provenza Street (La calle de Provenza), cover of the Novela de hoy edition (1928)
La novela de hoy is a series of popular novels from the 1920s and 1930s that are characterized by noteworthy covers that sometimes have an erotic theme.
Note that it represents a modern procuress or brothel keeper that does not correspond with the…

A Couple in Trouble (Polvareda conyugal), cover of the La novela de hoy edition (1929)
La novela de hoy is a series of popular novels from the 1920s and 1930s that are characterized by noteworthy covers that sometimes have an erotic theme.The character of the old witch is an allusion to the work by HartzenbuschMother Celestina's…

Engravings from the French adaptation of La Celestina, by Le Breton (1929)
Four copper engravings byConstant Le Breton that illustrate the French adaptation ofLa Celestina by Fernand Fleuret and Roger Allard, La Célestine, tragi-comedie imité de l'espagnol (Éditions du Trianon, París 1929). It is…

Game card of Don Juan, Doña Inés and Brígida (Evaristo Juncosa, 1930 c.)
Card of the six of swords representing Brígida convincing Doña Inés that Don Juan is in love with her. The swords are used to represent her pain in the tradition of the heart of Mary of Sorrows.

Cigar box label with lithograph of La Celestina (c. 1950)
Lithograph of a young woman with the name La Celestina on a Bernard Stahl & Co and Lichten Brothers box. It is not, however, a reference to de Rojas' character, but to a property or estates in which tobacco is produced and that usually have feminine…

Medal from the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre, by Manuel Prieto (1957).
Medal in bronze. On the obverse side there is the image of a naked young woman with a snake. On the reverse side, a rope with two knots and the words: "an old bearded woman known as Celestina, who is a astute sorceress, expert in all kind of evil…

Celestina ??, by Schonberg (1960, c.)
Portrait of an alleged ancestor of Roderick Usher in Vincent Price's movie adaptation of Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher (1960). The painting seems to be inspired by Picasso's famous Celestina of 1903. Schonberg meet Picasso in Paris and seem to…

Currito the Flamenco Singer's Enchanted Guitar (La guitarra embrujada de Currito el cantaor), by Ferrándiz (1961 c.)
Illustrated children's story that has a witch inspired byMother Celestina's Powder, as the use of the expression in the text shows:"Y en su cueva aquella noche le echó las cartas, ladina, y a una guitarra echó los polvos de la madre…

Cover of the Second Comedy of La Celestina, by Silva (1968)
Original title: Segunda comedia de Celestina ("Second Comedy of La Celestina").

Cover by Alberto Corazón. Madrid : Ciencia Nueva, D. L. 1968.
Illustration of two young lovers which recalls various cover pages of La Celestina of the era.

Cover of the novel The Brothel Keeper (La madama), by Concha Alós (1973)
Cover with a woman covered in a Celestina-like way. In the work, there is a woman that encourages another to prostitute herself.

Spanish National Lottery Ticket (1974)
Copy of the Toledo, 1526, coloured. Ticket worth 200 pesetas from February 9, 1974 to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Statue of the Celestina in Calisto and Melibea's Garden, by Agustín Casillas, Salamanca (1976)
Bronze statue of an older woman and a plaque with the loversCalisto and Melibea in the hawk scene. The following fragment taken from the work has been engraved below:'Soy una vieja cual Dios me hizo, no peor que todas …. Si bien o mal vivo, Dios es…

Cover of the book The Mechanical Celestina (La Celestina mecánica), by Colomina de Rivera (1976)
Book with cover that suggests that it is an essay with the subtitle "estudio sobre la mitología de lo femenino, la mujer y su manipulación a través de la industria cultural." The title is probably influenced bu the Spanish translation of Kubrick's…

Cove of Gilman´s The Spain of Fernando de Rojas
. 1978. Literatura española. ¿Rojas, Fernando de? 7 Celestina.06 (860 ¿Rojas, Fernando de? 7 Celestina.06) 21 cm. 534 p., 1 h. Encuadernación en tapa blanda de editorial ilustrada. Colección Persiles , numero…

Estatua de Fernando de Rojas en Puebla de Montalbán (1980, c.)
Granite statue of Fernando de Rojas in his hometown, Puebla de Montalbán, of the province of Toledo, Glorieta square. It includes an inscription that says "Relic of the remains of Fernando de Rojas, donated by Talavera de la Reina"

Design of a Celestina, by Richart (1980 c.)
Design from the performance Llegó el Bululú, character named Antonia and described as Celestina and "Jealous old man" written beside it. See the attached page from the ABC from 1983.

Postage stamp from Equatorial Guinea (c. 1981)
Postage stamp with copy of the famous painting Celestina, by Picasso (1904).

Preliminary sketches for a play, by Barkhin (1987)
Sketches for the presentation of "Celestina" by director Yuri Semenovich Kopylov. Saratov Drama Theater.

Comic of La Celestina, by Basstien (1988)
Colour comic for young readers, part of a collection of classic works for young readers.

Adaptation: Rémy Bastien
Script: Dolores Plaza
Drawings: J. Santos Reyna
Colour separation: Carlos García, José García, Raúl Mendoza, Antonio Pérez y…


Cover of the Second Comedy of La Celestina, by Silva (1988)
Original title: Segunda comedia de Celestina ("Second Comedy of La Celestina").

Cover of the Consolación Baranda edition. Letras Hispánicas collection nº 284.
Showing Celestina "resurrected".

Illustration of the Second Celestina, by Salazar y Torres (1994)
Illustration of the Second Act, Scene XXI.
Celestina tricks don Luis with the reflection of a mirror so that don Diego can safely leave doña Beatriz's house.

Postage stamp from Correos de España, 1998.
Stamp worth 35 pesetas with blue monochromatic image of Celestina in the foreground with objects from her laboratory. Artist without feature in the background.

ONCE lottery ticket, 500 years of the publication of La Celestina (1999)
Ticket from November 10, 1999. Copy of the cover of the Toledo, 1526 edition on a lottery ticket from the Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles. Commemoration of the 500 years since the publication of the work. On this ONCE…

Card from La Celestina library specialized in theatre, Madrid (2000 c.)
Commercial card from the library specialized in La Celestina theatre. Copies the engraving from act XIV and XIX from the Valencia, 1514 edition.

Conquest (Conquista), painting by Blanco Prieto (2000 c.)
Painting on wood made with a mixed technique that represents a medieval courtship scene inspired byLa Celestina.The author writes about the image: "To seduce the beloved the help of the procuress was not enough. It was necessary to reach the dreamy…

El huerto de Calisto y Melibea, theater (2000 c.)
Cut out puppet theatre of Melibea's garden with the characters from the play. The front page, in English and Spanish, includes a summary of the story and explains that the garden is near Salamanca's Old Cathedral, which clearly appears in the…

Advertisement card for the restaurant La Celestina, Madrid (2000 c.)
Blue monochromatic fragment of the painting Patronage of the Arts by the House of Habsburg(Patronazgo de las artes por la casa de Habsburgo), by Julius Victor Berger (Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna). The seated young woman is Isabella of…

La Celostina, Mexican television character (2000)
Sketches del programa cómico La Hora Pico de El Canal del las Estrellas, México. En cada historia Celestina sale con un hombre diferente, pero nunca falta que malinterprete las acciones de su pareja al estar con otra mujer (viéndola, hablándole) y se…

Comic of La Celestina, by Perera Sarmiento (2002)
Adaptation, photos and ilustrations by Antonio Perera Sarmiento
Design and layout by Miguel A. Perera Alonso
Ediciones Témpora Madrid 2002


Illustration of Celestina, by Hijo (2003)
Illustration of Celestina which appears in the book Leyendas, milagros y rumores extraordinarios de la ciudad de Salamanca. Amarú, 2003.

Celestina, by Venise (2004)
Drawing by the DeviantArt user: Venise. Based on the painting Celestina, by Picasso (1904)during his blue period.

Illustration of Celestina's drugstore, by Mérida Jiménez (2004)
Celestina looking for ingredients for her conjurations

Celestina the Weepy (Celestina la llorona), by AreUfracturing (sic) (2005)
Original title: Celestina la llorona ("Celestina the Weepy")A painting based on Celestina, by Picasso (1904). Made by a DeviantArt user.

La Celestina, by Thecarlosmal (sic) (2006)
Drawing of La Celestina, made by the DeviantArt user Thecarlosmal.

Celestino, by Kohryu (2006)
Self-portrait of the DeviantArt user, Kohryu, that is inspired in the painting Celestina, by Picasso (1904) during his blue phase.

Playmobil Celestina (Celestina Playmobil), YouTube video of Melibea's suicide, by Lorzo's channel (2007)
Two and half minute video uploaded to YouTube in which the suicide of Melibea is represented with Playmobil figures and background voice.

La Celestina, by AliceInNightmareland (sic) (2007)
A compilation of images based on the artist's school notebook. The drawing is inspired by the painting Celestina, by Picasso (1904)

Comic La Celestina, school project, by various authors (2008)
Loose pages of a comic of a work for a high school course. Influence from manga.


Pármeno, life and work (Pármeno, vida y obra), cover drawing, various artists (2008)
Curious ink cover imitating an old book titled Pármeno, life and work, directed at Paula Ronderos Bogotá, 2008. In a wiki, that also contains a page and a half of what appears to be Sempronio's picaresque lifestyle, who travels to America.

The Whisper (El susurro), by KermitTX (sic) (2008)
A drawing done by the DeviantArt user KermitTX. Inspired by the Michael Sweerts painting "The young man and the procuress."

Celestina in three vignettes, by Antonio (2008)
Three vignettes of a comic of Celestina using an online program for this kind of creations. Made for pedagogical use

Celestina, by Akenoomokoto (sic) (2009)
Drawing of La Celestina, with water colour appearance, created using Photoshop and pospo on Painter 11.

La Celestina, by Anachronic-Doll (2009)
An artistic work on the website DeviantArt for a literature class by the user Anachronic-Doll.

Calisto and Melibea, by Pukingrainbows (sic) (2009)
A drawing by the DeviantArt user Pukingrainbows. He/she explains that he/she was studying for his/her Spanish literature class and became bored and began to draw and produced this drawing.

La Celestina...animu style, by happichuu (sic) (2009)
Drawing made by the DeviantArt user, happichuu, he/she was reading a book in a literature class and made his/her own interpretation of the characters in a Japanese cartoon style.


YouTube video of the adaptation of La Celestina by students from Bovalar Secondary School, Castellón de la Plana (2009)
School project, 50 minute video. Described on the YouTube page as "Adaptation of the classic by Fernando de Rojas". Audiovisual project by the grade 11 students from Bovalar Secondary School (2009-2010 school year) from the Castilian Language and…

Video summary of La Celestina with animated figures, from the series Grandes Obras Universales, from RTVE (2010)
Comedic summary of La Celestina in 2 minutes with moving figures and Madrid zarzuela type accent.

La Celestina, caricature, by BibomaniaOtakulover (sic) (2010)
Caricature of Celestina manipulating a puppet, charcoal, caricature style. Note the spelling of Celestina, as it begins with an "s."

Presentation of slides of La Celestina, by Liss Rodriguez (2010)
A series of 103 slides published on the website: www. of the user Liss Rodriguez. It shows a theatrical performance of La Celestina captured in slides. Probably part of a secondary school project.

Description of the work by the author: "As you may have seen on my website, I work from mythology considering this endless source for reflection on who we are and the latent aspirations of every human being. That is, as archetypes of human behavior.…

La Celestina, by cuenta.cuentos (2011)
An artistic project in the form of comics by the user Cuenta.Cuentos on the site:

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A mask inspired by Celestina, by Picasso (1904) and displayed in the exhibit Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi in the Asia Society Texas Center of Houston, February of 2015. Materials used: Japanese Cypress, shell, natural…

Dolls of Calisto, Melibea, and Celestina, by Jaume Arlandy (2011 and 2016)
Two handmade dolls, 2011, inspired by the characters of Calisto and Melibea and Tim Burton's movieNightmare before Christmas (1993)The creator describes her dolls: Today I'm not going to show my dolls, but I'm going to show you what my daughter…

YouTube video summary of animated La Celestina, by Gloria Gil (2012)
"Brief summary of the argument of the play La Celestina"
Six minute silent video in which an electronic blackboard and a series of drawings is used to summarize the argument. Educational material?? Note the use of modern characters in the drawings.

Celestina 2.0, by 44rivax (sic) (Luca Rivara) (2012)
Digital work of art based on the famous painting Celestina, by Picasso (1904). Made by the DeviantArt user44rivax.

La Celestina, by Durán and LaGRUAestudio (2013)
Half of Melibea's body, sad appearance and long hair, and Celestina in the background in a pose that indicates here evil plans. Illustration made for the collective exposition titled "Oficis Extraordinaris," organized by APIV (Professional…

Celestina, by Bradipsiquia (sic) (2013)
Oil on canvas painting, inspired by a photo by another DeviantArt user, Anhen, namedScarface.

La Celestina, by Edwmwtal (sic) (2013)
Illustration of La Celestina bu the DeviantArt user Edwmwtal. Note the influence of Walt Disney's stepmother or witch model.
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